Reasonable custom rifles?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 17Fireball, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    Please reply with only a specific name and price range. I do not want to build my own. I am looking for a good priced custom built rifle that is a definite 1/2 gun. I don't need it to be the best of the best to win competitions. I just must have 5 shot 100 yard 1/2" or better groups.

    Caliber: 7mm-08 shooting 150 grain+ bullets

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    I recently got a Tikka in this caliber and got it tricked out a bit but it does not shoot good enough after multiple ladder tests. It can put five within an inch but doesn't approach the 1/2" I can consistently get with my Savage Model 10 in .243 Win with 70 grain Sierra Match Kings. Also, I got the T3 Lite and it is just a bit too light for this caliber. So, here is what I am thinking:

    24" barrell
    Very good 1 lb trigger.
    Middle sized barrel....not pencil thin that overheats after three shots like the Tikka, nor a bull barrell that is to heavy for hunting.

    Have a Nightforce NXS w/ MOAR on order although it is way above my income level. ;-) Just had to do it...

    Would like to be able to shoot 1,000 yards someday when I get good enough which hopefully will happen.

    The wait does not matter to me...I can wait if need be. Will sell my new Tikka with the new 30mm Burris C4 when the gun arrives to help pay the bills and probably sell my Savage Model 111 30.06 w/ Burris Elite 4200 scope.

    Thanks in advance for those of you who can provide me with detailed suggestions.

    Mike

    PS Any estimate of barrel life?
     
  2. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    Do you already own a rifle to use as a doner?
     

  3. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    Check out cooper firearms...never owned one but have heard good things and reasonably priced for a semi-custom.
     
  4. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    Have a Savage Model 111 in a 30.06 I guess I could use but it is ok as a complete rifle now?
     
  5. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    Thank you...will check them out...
     
  6. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Hill Country Custom will accurize (SP) a rifle for you for about 700, or will do a complete custom rifle (with a donor rifle) for 1900. They will also build you a complete custom, from the ground up, with price dependent on your needs. I think they deal solely with bolt actions and really prefer working with Rem 700s.

    Accurizing Pricing | Hill Country Rifles
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Hard to beat a Cooper for the price

    On the pull down menus select

    Jackson Hunter
    M54
    Repeater
    7-08

    Build your Own

    For 1000 yd shooting a heavier barrel with tighter twist shooting higher BC bullets is best. Trying to get 150 gr bullets to 1K out of a 7-08, you are probably going to come up a little short.
     
  8. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Rebarrel the Tikka and get the rig accurized
     
  9. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    did you click the "See Your Rifle" button?
     
  11. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    Yes...tried a few times? it says, "No Rifle Found".

    Any idea how much these rifles are? They don't list prices that I could see...
     
  12. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    You must be doing something wrong. I've done it several times.

    The M54 Jackson Hunter in 7mm-08 lists @ $1975
     
  13. FAL Shot

    FAL Shot Well-Known Member

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    All of my CZ centerfire rifles shoot 1/2 MOA with some judicious load development right out of the box. However, if you want to do some customization to them, then motorcycle chain and barbed wire thrashed against the stock of a CZ can add some "character marks" that will allow you to tell tall tales about its prowess on harrowing hunts in the field and the bad scrapes it saved you from. It's ability at the shooting range will give no cause for doubt. This is why CZ sells as many new rifles in Africa these days as all others brands put together.

    A "custom" rifle is really just something in the eye of the beholder. A guy at the shooting range asked me if my CZ rifle was a Sako, when he saw what I was doing with it on target. It has a much more highly figured stock that most standard walnut stocked rifles in its price range. I just told him, " Same performance on target as Sako, just less than 1/2 the price".
     
  14. 17Fireball

    17Fireball Well-Known Member

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    I am not aware of a CZ made in 7mm-08?